This investigation briefly revisits the theme of «memory» in the biblical Passover paradigm, a liberating and foundational event for the people of God. The tarting point (chapter I) is the understanding of the nature, origin and development of the meaning and celebration of the Passover from the texts of the Torah, going through the cultural time of Jesus and the rabbinic tradition to the present day. The new understanding of faith, revealed by the event «Christ», has its origin in the post-Easter interpretation of Jesus' life recalled in the Eucharist. This tradition is enshrined in the texts of the Evangelical and Pauline traditions and was somehow synthesized in Luke's formula, in whose exegetical study of ἀνάμνησις(chapter II) lies our basis for confrontation with the Hebrew tradition and all subsequent theological-philosophical reflection (chapter III).The development of the last block is structured by the scenario presented by Paul Ricoeur in his work La Mémoire, l'histoire, l'oubli, to finally give the floor to the Jewish author he cited, Yosef Yerushalmi, from whom our conception of memory is nourished with the contribution of several Jewish and Christian authors, emphasizing the importance of education for memory. The words of the catholic theologian Johann Baptist Metz are the christian echo of the awareness of the loss of memory and the need to recover the anamnetic reason left by Israel. Finally, a brief positive confrontation between «memory» and«presence», and their interplay in the liturgical context.
|Date of Award||8 Jul 2020|
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Supervisor||João Alberto Sousa Correia (Supervisor)|
- Paul Ricoeur
- Yosef Yerushalmi
- Johann Baptist Metz
- Mestrado Integrado em Teologia